Pulau Ubin, Singapore

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    Pulau Ubin - real Singapore

    by trees100ft Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Wayang stage at village centre, Pulau Ubin

    Many SIngaporeans, young and old, love Pulau Ubin. It is laid-back, rustic, kampong and full of nature. There are lots to see at Pulau Ubin for the locals as well as the international traveller.

    - Kampong life
    - Village life
    - Wayang stage (wayangs are held in the 7th lunar month)
    - Sensory Trail
    - Biking through the island
    - abandoned granite quarries
    - abandoned rubber estates
    - Chek Jawa, an inter-tidal marine ecosystem. Go with the guided tours! See www.nparks.gov.sg
    - Outward Bound School
    - campsites (no permits needed)
    - Bird-watching. Lots of bird life, including the White-bellied Sea Eagle, Oriental Pied Hornbills, bulbuls, etc.
    - Wild life - wild boars!!
    - Mangrove swamps.
    - Farms
    - Great photography opportunities

    Tired of seeing glitsy Singapore? Sick from breathing car fumes? Malls and more malls? Head out to the north-east corner of Singapore. Visit Pulau Ubin!

    How to get there: Take bus number 2 or a taxi to Changi Village. Go to the bumboat jetty (a new one) and hire a bumboat to take you out to Ubin. Bumboat ride costs S$2 (USD1) per person. The bumboat leaves when it fills up to 12 passengers.

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    Away from air conditioning and malls!

    by ll_angel86 Written Nov 24, 2009

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    For more adventures besides shopping, Pulau Ubin is a good choice. You can choose to go on a halfday trip or you can even extend it to an overnight trip! more details at http://hubpages.com/_vt86/hub/Pulau-Ubin-A-different-Singapore

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    Palau Ubin Island

    by aussirose Updated Nov 24, 2009

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    I just loved Palau Ubin!! I wanted to do something different in Singapore this time around and experience some of the old authentic culture.... not just the built up hustle & bustle and shops!

    So we set out for a day cycling on Palau Ubin - north of Singapore - in between Singapore & Malaysia.

    What a wonderful day we had ... as described in my travelogue below!! I can totally recommend this place!!

    Check out my other pix for some funny road signs on Palau Ubin :o)

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    Pulau Ubin

    by pepemorris11 Written Dec 15, 2008

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    Spend a day exploring this island. You can rent a bike or hike round the island. Make sure when you arrive that you head for the police post to inform them that you are visiting the island. Pack a picnic so that you can stop anywhere for a bite. Bring insect repellent and wear light-coloured and loose attire as it can get hot and humid. Bring along your trusty umbrella too just in case the weather changes. check out further info by clicking on the website below.

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    Peace

    by anuroop_s_raj Updated Jul 9, 2007

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    It was a totally different experience for me.I went there on a weekday and there was very few people around on the island.Take a map of the island and then rent a bike.The whole island is yours for exploration.Do pack your liquids as you wont find any shops other tha ones at ferry point.You will find the less popular picnic spots totally deserted.

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    the singapore of the 80s

    by yukisanto Written Mar 31, 2006

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    If you go here, you'll find that everything is very different from the main city. It's like going back in history and seeing Singapore when it firsted started out. Things to do here: cycling, hiking. Take the ferry from Changi Ferry Point to get here.

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    Discover "kampong" Singapore

    by Applelyn Updated Feb 18, 2006

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    You can take bus 2, 29 or 99 and drop at Changi Village. Take a boat from changi jetty. It is about 15mins ride and the cost is SGD2 per trip. When you reached Pulau Ubin, go to the information counter and get a map. You can choose to walk or rent a bicycle. Bring along a bottle of water with you. You can also buy coconuts there to quench your thirst. There are also camping sites there if you want to stay overnight but you must bring your own tents. Having insect repellent, sunblock and good walking shoes is a must.

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    Pulau Ubin

    by snuggie Written Feb 17, 2006

    Pulau Ubin is an island off the northeastern coast of Singapore main island.It is a place where you can still enjoy the natural vegetation and the laidback kampong atmosphere.
    Try leisure walking or cycling in the island. Bicycles can be rented at the village itself. The cycling trails have been upgraded to facilitate trekking.Basic amenities like toilets and shelters are also available in the island.

    To reach Pulau Ubin,first take the MRT to Tanah Merah Station and transfer to bus number 2 or 29 to Changi Village interchange.

    From there,you will need to take a 10 minute ferry ride from the Changi Point jetty.

    The ferry ride cost SGD2 and the service operates from 6am to 11pm.

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    An Island Getaway to Pulau Ubin

    by icyjo24 Updated Oct 9, 2005

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    Welcome to Pulau Ubin!

    Pulau Ubin is just a 20 minute bumboat ride from the Changi Jetty in the main island of Singapore. The bumboat ride cost $2 one-way. You can spend a day cycling around the island and feel the 'kampung' (village) atmosphere typical of Singapore in the 1960s.

    For more information, please visit my Pulau Ubin page.
    http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/834b3/16d273/

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    by NormaMacLeod Written May 30, 2005

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    Dog Hash Day

    Had to crawl into a little bumboat to go across the harbour. The driver was a little spooked by our pet. He was pretty agressive about "no dogs", but calmed after a little while. It was his day after all, we were going to a Dog Hash!

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    Hiking in Ubin is fun and easy

    by trees100ft Written Jan 16, 2005

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    Coconut groves

    Enjoy the great outdoors in Pulau Ubin!

    Walk or bike. There are many bicycle rental shops at the village centre, located near the main bumboat jetty. Great for exploration!

    After a hard day of hiking or biking, stay for dinner at the seafood restaurants on Ubin. They are much cheaper than the seafood restaurants at mainland Singapore.

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    Pulau Ubin - Chek Jawa's Habitant - Star Fish

    by Smallprawn Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Star Fish... err... what do u call those

    Starry starry nights..... what do we have here?? Star Fish!! This poor star fish has been turned upside down for the sake of photography. We ensure that no sea creatures are hurt during the photographing sessions. Anyway, for your info, these things know how to turn themselves back... slowly. :)

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    Pulau Ubin - Chek Jawa

    by Smallprawn Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Mud flats of Chek Jawa

    Chek Jawa, one of Singapore's few unspoiled nature spots. It was supposed to be reclaimed for some military use, but the reclamation was called off after petitions were sent in by the public to preserve Chek Jawa.

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    Pulau Ubin - Experience something different....

    by Smallprawn Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Sunset of Pulau Ubin

    Singapore is a concrete jungle, and signs of its olden days are not preserved well enough in the main island. However, u will be able to experience kampong life in Pulau Ubin, an island lying between Singapore's main island and the mangrove-dominated southern coast of the Malaysian state of Johor.

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  • Beautiful Island...very rustic

    by NormaMacLeod Updated Oct 29, 2004

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    Here's the landing for the Dog Walk. This Island is a great walk, or rent a bike ($3) and tour on paved trails or jungle paths. Only 20 minute bumboat ride from Singapore.

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